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Unit 2: The Constitu

Unit 2: The Constituion

TermDefinition
Enumerated Power given to the federal government only.
Concurrent Those powers shared by the federal and state governments.
Executive The branch that ENFORCES the laws.
Preamble The INTRODUCTION of the Constitution that states the GOALS for the government.
Amendment Any CHANGE to the Constitution .
Separation of Powers The idea that the government should be divided into 3 branches to avoid an abuse of power.
The Charters of the VA Company Established the rights of Englishmen would be guaranteed to colonists.
Elastic Cause Give Congress the power to make all laws necessary and proper to carry out it's duties
Reserved Powers given to the STATES only.
The Virginian Declaration of Rights Served as a model for the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution.
Legislative Branch The branch of government that MAKES the laws.
Ratification To approve. The Constitution was ratified June 1787.
Declaration of Independence Established and listed the unalienable rights to all men. Colonial grievances against the King. The idea of equality under the law. The colonies independence from the Great Britain(England).
Judicial Branch Branch of government that INTERPRETS the laws.
Articles of Confederation Established the first form of government for the Independent states. Allowed the states to keep the major powers of government.
Articles The seven sections of the Constitution following Preamble.
Constitution Establishes the structure of the present national government Living Document Supreme Law of the Land.
Virginia Statue for Religious Freedom Established freedom of religious beliefs and opinions Model for the first amendment to the Constitution.
Checks and Balances A system in which each branch of government is able to limit the power of the other two branches.
Shay's Rebellion One of the final events providing the weakness of the Articles of Confederation.
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